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Lisa Jones

The Transformative Power of Networks

Lisa Jones | November 21, 2014
“We’re learning things that can’t be learned anywhere else.” “I’m asking the hard questions…redefining who I am.” “The world feels like a less...

2014 Laureate Global Fellowship Events

Lisa Jones | October 8, 2014
Qasim is working in Pakistan to encourage history students to examine their textbooks more closely--to understand the other side of every story and to question their assumptions. Yaseen creates open-...

Social Design Webinar Series

Lisa Jones | August 27, 2014
Can designers make a difference? Increasingly, designers are taking prominent roles in the creation of initiatives for solving social issues. In a recent two-part YouthActionNet webinar series ,...

Impact Investing Advice from a Social Entrepreneur who's Been There

Lisa Jones | June 9, 2014
2013 Laureate Global Fellow Alejandro Maza Ayala recently shared his insider advice about the world of impact investing through YouthActionNet's "Living Leadership" webinar series . As...

Sparking Change in India’s Largest Red Light District (Part II)

Lisa Jones | May 19, 2014
Working within the System Most of us couldn’t imagine having tea with a brothel owner, let alone spending hours helping him or her to learn and practice English. While I was in awe of how...

Sparking Change in India’s Largest Red Light District (Part I)

Lisa Jones | May 15, 2014
Seeing Beyond Walls of Misperception If you visit Garstin Bastion Road in Delhi during the day, you will see hardware shops lining a crowded thoroughfare where merchants peddle industrial supplies...

Opportunities & Events: May and Beyond

Lisa Jones | April 28, 2014
As we near the half-way point of 2014, it's the perfect time to re-focus on achieving your professional goals. Deadlines are approaching fast for many annual awards and fellowships. Browse the...

Dancing Across Borders: Mayibuye's Journey to Global Impact

Lisa Jones | March 13, 2014
2013 Laureate Global Fellow Kumari Middleton recently led a YouthActionNet webinar entitled "Dancing Across Borders: Mayibuye's Journey to Global Impact." Kumari's presentation...

Celebrating Youth-led Innovation in Mexico

Lisa Jones | March 12, 2014
At a recent awards ceremony in Mexico City, ten new Fellows from YouthActionNet's Premio UVM por el Desarrollo Social (UVM Prize for Social Innovation) were honored alongside three inaugural...

Free Webinar: Mayibuye's Journey to Global Impact

Lisa Jones | February 20, 2014
With support from the Sylvan/Laureate Foundation and the American Express Foundation , YouthActionNet offers free webinars as part of the Living Leadership Series designed to equip high-potential...